Summer 2021 is the launch of our new program, Camp United, in partnership with Horry County Schools. Camp United is for rising first and second grade Loris Elementary School students who are not meeting their math and reading goals. This completely free program is funded by United Way of Horry County with the help of support from a grant from Tidelands Health and the Waccamaw Community Foundation.
Approximately 60 students will benefit from Camp United beginning in June. Camp United will be held Monday – Thursday from 8:00am – 1:30pm. These students will be referred based on their DIEBLS and MAP scores by guidance counselors and teachers recommendations. Teachers will provide instruction to these students for 4 weeks in order to improve their literacy and math skills and social and emotional learning components will also be included.
Camp United is free for all students to attend and includes transportation, breakfast, lunch, and supplies.
At United Way of Horry County, one of our main impact areas is Education. We want to help prevent the summer slide, a tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Horry County students should be able to meet their educational goals and be on track with their grade level. We have developed Camp United in order to help students reach their full educational potential.